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Grade 8 Language Arts, Part 2 (Teacher Led)

Grade 8 Language Arts, Part 2 (Teacher Led)

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Designed to encourage the appreciation of classic literature, this strand exposes students to both canonical works and less familiar texts and offers a variety of literature to suit diverse tastes. Whether they are reading poetry, drama, autobiography, short stories, or novels, students will be guided through close readings so that they can analyze the formal features of literary texts. Lessons also provide rich background and information to encourage contextual exploration. In this literature program, students read “what’s between the lines” to interpret literature and they go beyond the book to discover how the culture in which a work of literature was created contributes to the themes and ideas it conveys. Students will consider how the struggles, subjects, and ideas they find within these works are relevant to everyday living. This is the second semester of a two semester course.
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Designed to encourage the appreciation of classic literature, this strand exposes students to both canonical works and less familiar texts and offers a variety of literature to suit diverse tastes. Whether they are reading poetry, drama, autobiography, short stories, or novels, students will be guided through close readings so that they can analyze the formal features of literary texts. Lessons also provide rich background and information to encourage contextual exploration. In this literature program, students read “what’s between the lines” to interpret literature and they go beyond the book to discover how the culture in which a work of literature was created contributes to the themes and ideas it conveys. Students will consider how the struggles, subjects, and ideas they find within these works are relevant to everyday living. This is the second semester of a two semester course.

Additional Information

Course Length 4 Months
Prerequisites N/A
Course Materials

Novels: Students choose four out of seven offered titles, including Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë, Great Expectations by Charles Dickens, Animal Farm by George Orwell, and To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.

Drama: Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

Short stories by Langston Hughes, Shirley Jackson, JackLondon, Guy de Maupassant, Edgar Allan Poe, James
Thurber, and more

Poetry by W.H. Auden, Gwendolyn Brooks, E.E. Cummings, Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, Gerard Manley Hopkins, James Weldon Johnson, John Keats, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Pablo Neruda, Octavio Paz, William Shakespeare, Dylan Thomas, William Butler Yeats, and more

Autobiography: Selections by Mark Twain, Ernesto Galarza, and Maya Angelou; Narrative of the Life of Frederick
Douglass or Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl

Course Start Date

Courses Taught by a K12 Teacher

Courses with a teacher have designated start dates throughout Fall, Spring, and Summer. Full-year courses last 10 months and semester courses last 4 months. Courses are taught by teachers in K12 International Academy. For details on start dates, click here.

Teacher Assisted Yes, this course is taught by a K12 International Academy teacher. If you are looking for a teacher-supported option with additional flexibility and year-round start dates, click here to learn about the Keystone School, another K12 online private schooling option.
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Hardware and Browsers (Minimum Recommendations)

Windows OS

  • CPU: 1.8 GHz or faster processor (or equivalent)

  • RAM: 1GB of RAM

  • Browser: Microsoft Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher, Mozilla Firefox 10.0 versions or higher, Chrome 17.0 or higher

  • At this time our users are encouraged not to upgrade to Windows 10 or Edge (the new browser)

 

Mac OS

  • CPU: PowerPC G4 1 GHz or faster processor; Intel Core Duo 1.83 GHz or faster processor

  • RAM: 1GB of RAM

  • Browser: Firefox 10.0 versions or higher, Chrome 17.0 or higher (Safari is not supported!)

Internet Connections

It is highly recommended that a broadband connection be used instead of dial up.